FORMULA 1 has confirmed a 2023 race in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas will host an F1 race subsequent 12 months (Picture: Getty)
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F1 will race on the long-lasting Las Vegas strip from 2023 with vehicles sweeping previous the town’s well-known lodges and casinos. It will likely be the third time F1 has raced within the iconic metropolis however the first since 1982.
Nevertheless, F1 has confirmed will probably be the primary time drivers will race on the strip in what will likely be a headline occasion for the game. The race will happen in November subsequent 12 months on one of many remaining weekends of the season.
The monitor will include 14 turns and have high speeds of as much as 212mph. Las Vegas’ new race was introduced at a glittering occasion within the metropolis on Wednesday night time.
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The brand new monitor can have high speeds of over 200mph (Picture: F1)
Greg Maffei, Liberty Media president and CEO defined the race can be a “marquee occasion” within the calendar.
He mentioned: “Iconic Las Vegas and Method 1, the top of motorsport, is the proper marriage of velocity and glamour. Our confidence on this distinctive alternative is obvious in our choice to imagine the promoter function for the Las Vegas Grand Prix in partnership with Stay Nation.
“We couldn’t be extra excited to work with our native companions to create a marquee occasion. The potential of Method 1 has been effectively demonstrated during the last a number of seasons and the Las Vegas GP will solely take it to the following stage.”
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The monitor will go well-known landmarks (Picture: F1)
F1 boss Stefano Domenicali just lately mentioned there was demand from new companions to host F1 races. He has been eager to increase the game to new areas since he took over as F1 boss and the race at Las Vegas will likely be seen as a crowning achievement.
He mentioned: “That is an unbelievable second for Method 1 that demonstrates the large enchantment and progress of our sport with a 3rd race within the US. Las Vegas is a vacation spot recognized around the globe for its pleasure, hospitality, thrills, and naturally, the well-known Strip. There is no such thing as a higher place for Method 1 to race than within the world leisure capital of the world and we can not wait to be right here subsequent 12 months.
“I need to thank everybody who helped ship this occasion, particularly Governor Sisolak, the Clark County Fee, Steve Hill on the LVCVA, and our native companions.”
Demand for a 3rd United States race has been clear since Miami’s April race offered out in simply minutes. The breakout success of F1 within the US has been partly credited to Netflix’s Drive to Survive which has launched a brand new viewers to the game.